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6321 Planning workshop

File pertains to a planning workshop (ENVS 6321) taught by Rahder in fall 1993. Included in the file is a course schedule, outlines, assignments and notes, as well as correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the course project/concept plan to redevelop the St. Lawrence Starch Co. in Port Credit. Included in the file are course materials for the winter 1987-1989 sessions of this workshop, taught by other instructors.

6420 Greenwood

File consists of records pertaining to the student planning project for Rahder's winter 1995 Planning and Design Workshop (ENVS 6420) to redesign Greenwood Racetrack. Included in the file are photographic slides of planning documents, a plan concept, speaking notes, an agenda for the class's project presentations, a course schedule, a site description and planning principles for project proposals, minutes from a student planning meeting, and resource materials for the project.

AAG [American Association of Geographers] 2008

File consists of presentation notes entitled "Towards community space?" by Rahder and Julian Agyeman for the American Association of Geographers conference in Apr. 2008, a conference participant list, as well as a syllabus for a course on topics in environmental justice (F&ES 83065) from an unidentified university.

ACSP 2002 : Baltimore

File pertains to Rahder's presentation of a paper, "Four decades of radical urban planning", at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 44th annual conference held in Baltimore in Nov. 2002. Included in the file is a conference program, a letter and e-mail.

ACSP Toronto '96

File pertains to Rahder's involvement with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) annual conference held in July 1996 in Toronto, including her role as a moderator and contributor to a round-table discussion on community-based planning and design education. Items in the file include correspondence, a panel description and the conference final program.

ACSP [Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning] 1994 : Phoenix

File pertains to Rahder's presentation of a paper, "Participatory planning with a diversity of women at risk of abuse" for the "Participatory planning across cultures" session of the 36th annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning in Phoenix, Arizona, in Nov. 1994. Records include drafts of this paper, a conference program, and presentation overheads.

ACSP [Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning] 2001 : Cleveland

File pertains to Rahder's paper presented at the 43rd annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference held in Cleveland, Ohio, in Nov. 2001. Records in the file include a copy of Rahder's paper, "Community and women's health: a diversity of experience of Toronto", and a conference program.

ACSP [Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning] 2004

File pertains to a paper written by Rahder and Carol Altilia entitled "Where is the feminism in planning going: transformation or appropriation?" for the 45th annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning held in Portland, Oregon, in Oct. 2004. Included in the file are notes, a draft of the paper, and a copy of the version of the paper published in Planning Theory.

APA [American Planning Association] '98 Boston

File pertains to Rahder's participation on a panel, "Women planning for the 21st century", at the APA's 1998 national conference held in Boston. Records in this file include correspondence, e-mail, and Rahder's travel grant application to the York Ad Hoc Research Fund for this conference.

Access Alliance mission day

File consists of records pertaining to Rahder's work (for Rahder, Forge and Associates) to draft a mission statement for Access Alliance, including correspondence, memoranda, an Access Alliance pamphlet, a report on the proceedings of the Access Alliance - Multicultural Community Health Centre mission day workshop, an outline for the mission day workshop, and a draft mission statement.

Access Alliance report

File consists of a call for proposals for an organizational review and strategic planning process for Access Alliance - Multicultural Community Health Centre; a proposal prepared for this project by Rahder, Farge and Associates, Balkwill Associates and Myra Schiff Consultants Ltd.; and "Organizational review and strategic plan for Access Alliance - Multicultural Community Health Centre" (Mar. 1991) by Rahder, Farge and Associates and Balkwill and Associates.

Anti-oppression/anti-racism

File consists of records pertaining to Rahder's participation in a Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) anti-oppression/anti-racism committee and planning for a lunchtime seminar series on the subject in 1994-1995. Records include e-mail, notes, reports, memoranda, news articles, resource material and correspondence.

Barbara Rahder fonds

  • F0699
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2016

Fonds consists of records documenting Barbara Rahder’s graduate studies at the University of Toronto’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, her work as a professor and member of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, her planning consultancy projects in the 1980s and 1990s, her scholarly writing and participation in conferences and workshops, and her involvement with the activities and conferences of Planners Network and the International Network for Urban Research and Action. Records in this fonds include papers, reports, proposals, notes, notebooks, photographs and photographic slides, research materials, conference materials, technical drawings, correspondence, e-mail, lecture notes, and course materials.

Rahder, Barbara, 1950-

Bibliographies

File consists of a collection of bibliographies, published and unpublished, pertaining to planning and related topics.

Bioregional planning workshop

File consists of records pertaining to the winter 1998 session of Bioregional Planning Workshop taught by Rahder and Greg Allen, including guest speaker notes, a bibliography, a class schedule, Rahder's notes, reading lists, a course outline, session agendas, a schedule of guest speakers, and memoranda sent to guest speakers. Also included in the file are e-mail, correspondence, a notice and notes about proposed improvements to the York University Pond Road woodlot and a public forum on this topic facilitated by Rahder.

Bioregional planning workshop (ENVS 6330) : tour information

File consists of a letter, pamphlets and brochures, and an itinerary pertaining to a 22 Jan. 1997 bioregional tour of Toronto for students in this winter 1997 course. Locations include the Keele Valley Landfill site, Ross Lord Dam and Reservoir, Downsview Airport, Todmorden Mills and Don Valley Brickworks, Metro Archives, Toronto port lands, Leslie Street Spit and the Don Valley.

Bioregional planning workshop 2004

File consists of records pertaining to the winter 2004 Bioregional Planning Workshop (ENVS 6330) taught by Rahder, including bioregional maps of York University's Keele Campus and area, Rahder's notes, statistics on York University in the GTA, agendas for small group meetings, a course outline, a course schedule and bibliography, assignments, handouts and a list of guest speakers.

Bioregional planning workshop : 6330, W97

File consists of records pertaining to the winter 1997 Bioregional Planning Workshop (ENVS 6330) taught by Rahder, including a schedule of small group sessions, a reading list, a class schedule, class agendas, a bibliography, Rahder's notes, and memoranda.

CAPS [Canadian Association of Planning Students] 2001

File consists of a copy of Rahder's paper written for the 2001 Canadian Association of Planning Students conference, entitled "Will the real planners please stand up!", reader comments on the paper, as well as conference materials including a program, conference schedules, an York Ad Hoc Research Fund grant application by Rahder, and a paper by Christina Gallimore and Hon Lu entitled "Pushing the boundaries: planning's radical projects".

CEED : Seaton competition

File consists of photographic slides of maps and plans used for the CEED Group presentation in the Seaton planning and design competition.

CMHC [Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation] : proposal, contract, correspondence, admin

File consists of records pertaining to a project of Sanford Associates to study "co-operative housing as a new life style option for seniors", including a questionnaire, an observation schedule, a list of spaces and behaviours to observe, a code book, a letter sent to housing co-operatives by Rahder (as Barbara Sanford) about the project, a letter from Stewart McInnes of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation about its grant for the project, background information on Parkview House, and floor, site and unit plans of the senior housing co-operatives being studied.

CMHC [Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation] project coordination : comparison of private non-profits and co-ops

File consists of records pertaining to a project of Sanford Associates to study "co-operative housing as a new life style option for seniors" and grant received for the project from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Records include St. Joseph's Place and St. Matthew's Bracondale House pamphlets, a questionnaire, a list of information wanted from the study, correspondence, a code book, observation instructions, a project progress report submitted to the CMHC's External Grant Research Program, and a draft paper entitled "Comparison of seniors' co-ops and private non-profits in Metro".

COU-GAP [Council of Ontario University Green Advisory Panel] reference group

File pertains to Rahder's participation on the Council of Ontario Universities' Green Advisory Panel reference group. Records in this file include initial notes from a meeting of the group on 22 June 2010, e-mail, a draft agenda and statement on the COU fall 2010 forum, "Going greener on Ontario's campuses", draft terms of reference for the Green Advisory Panel, and a Green Advisory Panel pre-meeting survey filled in by Rahder.

CRSP vs. COOP

Item is a report comparing the costs of the Non-Profit Co-operative Housing Program and the Canada Rental Supply Plan.

Cartography for thesis, articles

File consists of maps of the locations of 50 major firms and factories in downtown Toronto between 1851 and 1881, as well as a map of six neighbourhood study areas and a map entitled "Fire protection and the affluent, 1874".

Centre for community health

File consists of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to Rahder's position on the York Centre for Health Studies' advisory committee and the Centre's initiatives.

Changing Cities conference : Greece 2013

File consists of a conference program for the international conference "Changing Cities: spatial, morphological, formal and socio-economic dimensions" held on Skiathos Island, Greece, in June 2013, presentation slides by Rahder entitled "After the war is over: questions about planning in Sri Lanka", her speaking notes and abstract for her paper of the same name, registration materials, newspaper articles about Sri Lanka, a certificate of contribution, a SSHRC conference travel grant application and award notice.

Children's Assessment and Treatment Centre (CATC)

File pertains to a research project undertaken by Balkwill and Associates and a report written by Rahder entitled "Children's Assessment and Treatment Centre: preschool assessment and training in Halton (PATH) : evaluation of services". Records include a copy of the report, correspondence, focus group questions, and a project proposal request from CATC and a project proposal from Mike Balkwill.

Cityhome report : phases two/three : pilot project

File consists of an overview of phase 3 (tenant/staff/community consultation process) of the Cityhome security policy/strategy study, an open letter from Cityhome to tenants at Dufferin/Gwynne, a status report on the phase 2 pilot project at Dufferin/Gwynne (Apr. 1992), and a phase 2 report (May 1992).

Cityhome security policy/strategy : final report

File pertains to a report prepared for the City of Toronto Non-Profit Housing Corporation (Cityhome) by Rahder, Doyle and Associates and Jim Ward Associates about Cityhome security and safety issues and the development of a security policy. Records in this file include an open letter from the Drug Abuse and Security Committee of Cityhome, a framework for the development of a security policy, a Jan. 1992 draft "Summary of safety/security issue: final report for phase one", and a copy of "Cityhome security policy/strategy study final report" (July 1992).

Cityplan '91 forum materials

File pertains to the City of Toronto's launch of Cityplan '91 with a event entitled "Cityplan '91 forum on the future of the City of Toronto", held on on 27-31 May 1989. Records in this file include a program, a letter signed by Mayor Art Eggleton inviting Rahder to attend, a Cityplan '91 brochure, a summary of events, and speaker biographies.

Closing URP [Urban and Regional Planning] at UofT

File consists of records pertaining to the closing of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Toronto in 1982. Records in this file include a cartoon written/drawn by Rahder, a copy of a draft paper written by Rahder (under the name E. Graven) entitled "The inside story: the abolition of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Toronto", correspondence regarding publication of her article in City Magazine '82, an open letter from the PhD students in the department and a letter from Rahder about the closure, and memoranda regarding a report to review the future of the department as well as a copy of that report.

Communique, mailing lists

File consists of a notice, correspondence and schedule for a conference organized by Rahder, "Planners in search of politics: a conference on regional underdevelopment, environmental politics and urban neighbourhood organizations", held in Jan. 1980 at the University of Toronto. Also included are issues of "Communique: a progressive planning network", a document with an introduction and proposed policies for the "Communique", and a photocopy of an article by Rahder entitled "Planners and politics: the progressives organize".

Congress 2012 : Waterloo : May 29-June 1

File consists of records pertaining to Rahder's attendance at the Environmental Studies Association of Canada conference/Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences held at the University of Waterloo in May 2012. These records are speaking notes by Rahder entitled "The changing climate for environmental studies", draft guidelines for environmental studies program accreditation, e-mail, handwritten notes by Rahder, and a copy of an article entitled "What is environmental studies?" by Michael Soule and Daniel Press.

Consortium : CA-US-MX

File consists of Rahder's presentation entitled "Canadian water woes and the limits of watershed planning", part of a panel at a Symposium on Sustainable Community Development and Planning in North America held at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn on 11 Dec. 2000. Also included in the file is a program, Rahder's notes and overhead transparencies.

Course syllabi

File consists of syllabi for courses taught by Rahder as a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto, Queen's University and York University between 1978 and 1986. Included are syllabi for the following courses: Theories of Urbanization, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Toronto (fall 1978 and 1979); Introduction to Urban Design, Urban Planning Department, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (1979-1980); Introduction to Urban Design, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto (spring 1980); Planning Case Studies, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto (1980-1981); Urban Planning Issues and Concepts, Urban Studies Program, Innis College, University of Toronto (1981-1982), Introduction to Planning Processes, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (fall 1984); Applied Research Methods: field research, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (winter 1985); The Urban Community, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (winter 1986); Social Issues in Urban Planning, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (winter 1985 and 1986); Social Issues in Urban Planning, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University (fall 1986).

Curriculum vitae

Item was included with the donation of Rahder's archival records to York University's Archives and Special Collections and is annotated by Rahder to indicate activities that relate to these records.

Democratic admin group

File consists of Rahder's handwritten notes and a memorandum from Bob MacDermid summarizing a presentation by Rahder at a meeting of the York University Democratic Administration Group on her experiences as a consultant to women's shelters.

Dissertation materials

File consists of records pertaining to Rahder's PhD dissertation, "The Origins of Residential Differentiation: capitalist industrialization in Toronto, Ontario, 1851-1881". These records include a dissertation abstract, notes, a program for her final PhD oral examination, an internal appraisal and other feedback on her thesis, photocopies of archival photographs of Toronto buildings, statistics, a bibliography, and lists of final page corrections.

EJ in Canada : invisible sisters : 2008

File consists of a UBC Press contributor agreement between Rahder and the editors of Speaking For Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada pertaining to Rahder's article, "Invisible sisters: women and environmental justice in Canada", which is included in this publication. A copy of the published article is also part of this file.

ENVS 8102 Fall 2013

Item is a syllabus for this Faculty of Environmental Studies PhD research seminar taught by Rahder in the fall of 2013.

ENVS 8102 Fall 2014

File consists of a course outline, notes and a handbook for this Faculty of Environmental Studies PhD research seminar taught by Rahder in the fall of 2014.

ENVS. 3430 : readings and handouts

File consists of a course outline/syllabus, study questions, and reading materials pertaining to this York University course, Environmental Assessment, taught by Rahder in winter 1996.

ES 5122 course materials

File consists of course outlines, reading lists, assignments, handouts and lecture notes for Introduction to Urban-Regional Planning (ES 5122) taught by Rahder in the fall of 1984 and 1985. Also included is a course outline and term paper outline for The Urban Community (ES 6120), taught by Rahder in winter 1986.

Ellie's feminist ecological economics workshop

File pertains to a feminist ecological economics workshop facilitated by Patricia E. (Ellie) Perkins, held at Toronto City Hall on 17 Nov. 2000, which Rahder attended as a participant. Records in the file include an agenda, an e-mail detailing the program of events, Rahder's handwritten notes, and papers written by Perkins and others.

Environmental assessment (3430.03) : outline, etc.

File consists of course outlines, a schedule, handouts, a reading list, assignments, study questions and lecture notes pertaining to this course taught by Rahder in winter 1994 and 1995, as well as memoranda from Jack Ellis, director of the BES programme at York University, a course outline and reading list pertaining to a course taught by Lewis Molot (EN/ENVS 2500.6), and course materials for this course taught by Rodney Northey, used by Rahder for course planning.

FARU [Faculty of Architecture Research Unit] symposium : Sri Lanka

File pertains to Rahder's participation as chair of a session entitled "Built environment and people" and a presentation by Rahder and Heather McLean entitled "Creative class conflict" at the FARU International Research Symposium 2012 held at the University of Moratuwa, Galle Fort, Sri Lanka in Aug. 2012. Records in this file include a session program, presentation slides, paper guidelines, Rahder's (and Heather MacLean) paper abstract for "Creative class conflict in Kensington Market, Toronto", a certificate of participation, a symposium program, and symposium abstracts.

FES @ 41

File consists of records pertaining to Rahder's participation, as dean, in the organization of the Faculty of Environmental Studies' 41st anniversary event symposium, held on 6 Nov. 2009. Records include an itinerary/agenda, speaking notes, e-mail, notes, an event notice, a spreadsheet, and quotes from potential venues.

FES Tidings

File consists of three issues (vol. 1-3, 2000-2001) of the Faculty of Environmental Studies newsletter, FES Tidings

FES [Faculty of Environmental Studies] strategic plan

File consists of the following documents: "Executive response to the FES strategic plan - February 28, 2002","FES planning & development process: Jan/2002-Jul/2004", "Faculty of Environmental Studies academic plan 2001-2002: revised version of document submitted to APC and Senate" (Feb. 2002), "FES five year plan: 2003-2008: a response to the Senate APPC call for plans" (Mar. 2003), "Vision & Missions: past, present and future" (5 Mar. 2009), "APPC 5-year plan: 2003-2008", and "APPC 5-year plan: 2003-2009" by Barbara Rahder (24 Feb. 2003).

FES open meetings

File pertains to open meetings for Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) faculty members. These records include correspondence, an executive response to the FES strategic plan, meeting minutes and discussion notes, and documents evaluating the importance of FES as an independent administrative structure.

Faculty of Environmental Studies and York University files

Series pertains to Rahder’s role as a faculty member in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, specifically her work on strategic planning, curriculum development and faculty interest clusters. Also included are records documenting her involvement with York University sustainability initiatives. Files in this series consist of correspondence, memoranda, e-mail, research materials, notes, reports, strategic plans, meeting agendas and minutes, workshop materials, newsletters, papers, and presentation slides (printouts).

Four Shelter : field work, other research/projects

File consists of a list of literature, studies and projects related to the community consultation on violence against women, as well as a study by the Kapelos-Edwards Group entitled "A voice of twenty-nine: a survey of immigrant and minority women who have experienced wife assault" (Mar. 1990).

Four Shelter : phase 3 : coordination

File consists of records pertaining to the implementation and management of phase III of the project, including workshop agendas, memoranda, notices, meeting minutes, one-day conference and proposal and budget, correspondence, a report on the WATCH information exchange sessions and participant lists.

Four Shelter : phase II : project coordination

File consists of records pertaining to the implementation and management of phase II of this project, including correspondence, proposals, budgets, memoranda, agendas, working group reports, a launch event outline, action plans, and meeting notes.

Four Shelter : questionnaires, etc.

File consists of records pertaining to the community consultation, including blank questionnaires, meeting agendas, notes and discussion questions, and a volunteer sign-up sheet.

Four Shelter II : service provider training

File consists of the "Report on the anti-oppression organization change workshops for service providers" (Dec. 1994) by Rahder and Associates and an agenda and worksheets for service providers training, part of phase II of this project.

Four Shelter committee : community consultation

File pertains to the activities of the Four Shelter committee working on the community consultation on violence against women. These records include correspondence, agendas and notes from committee meetings, a questionnaire, a list of focus group requirements, a progress report, a press release, an outline for a training day, a draft service provider questionnaire, terms of reference for the community consultation project, and questions for consultant interviews.

Four Shelter contract

File consists of a proposal by Rahder and Associates to undertake the Four Shelter community consultation (Oct. 1992), an agreement between Rahder and Associates and the Denise House/Sedna Women's Shelter and Support Services Inc. and an agreement between Rahder and Associates and Victoria County Women's Resource Services pertaining to the community consultation project, correspondence with the stakeholders about the project progress, a phase II implementation budget (Aug. 1993), and a press release about the Four Shelter community consultation.

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